Working out is often a topic of discussion or thought. Whether it is a thought that quickly passes, one that becomes obsessive in nature, or a thought that creates a healthy lifestyle for an individual, working out is part of most lives. Perhaps you are planning a new workout schedule or thinking about setting one. You may have many questions about where to start. Some will look to a role model. One such role model could be Jennifer Aniston who looks amazing.
At the age of 47, Aniston has finally shared how she stays in such great shape with two daily work outs. She warns that a super healthy breakfast is a must that cannot be missed. Her breakfast is typically a high protein shake with greens, maca powder and fruit before the first of two workouts. Jennifer explains she spins for about 30 minutes prior to yoga and then heads to the gym. While this seems to work well for her, can someone work out too much?
If working out becomes the main focus in your life over work, friends and family, than you know there is a problem, but can working out too much affect the body? Honestly, working out three to four times a week can keep you in shape and keep your schedule open for other social events. Muscles are not designed to work out 24 hours a day. In fact, exercise creates tiny tears in the muscle fiber. As this fiber heals it builds up. The body needs time to recover to get the tone and strength changes you need. This is backed up by research. Over exercising can also have a psychological effect. Those who exercise every day and then skip a day may suffer from overwhelming guilt which is bad for the body and can create a vicious cycle. Taking a break does not equate with being lazy. Spend time outdoors on the days away from the gym, exercise does not have to be tough every day. If you are struggling, consider talking to a trainer or nutritionist for further help.
So whether you want to take on two workouts a day or a lighter schedule, the goal is to get out and get moving. Which type of workout schedule do you prefer?
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